1/2 Dark Rum
1 Baking Soda
1 Baking Powder
2/3 Sweetened Coconut
1/2 Vegetable Shortening
1 Brown Sugar
Heat rum and place in bowl with currants 1 hour.
In separate bowl, sift together flour, sal, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and 1/2 cup of the coconut.
In a large bowl, cream vegetable shortening and brown sugar till combined.
Add eggs and beat well.
Stir in buttermilk, banana and currant mixture.
Add flour mixture and stir till just combined.
Spoon batter into greased loaf pan 9x5x2 3/4.
Sprinkle with remaining coconut and bake in preheated 350 F degree oven 60 to 70 minutes or till don .